Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We all play parts of tomorrow...

Time to get a bit introspective. Today's campaign blog is brought to you by CHANGE (hence the lyrics in the title for those who missed it - bonus points to those that can name the song!)

Admittedly, I abhor certain changes. I'm routine driven and, while adaptable and flexible when I need to be, I like the constants in my life. My coffee order at Starbucks, the glass of water before bed that MUST be in the same glass, or how I won't likely deviate from using the default style sheet on TB because it's what I'm used to.

I've nestled down and accepted my own idiosyncrasies as just part of who I am. I am long-winded. As mentioned yesterday, I fence sit and try to look at things from all sides. I accept the grey in life and realize most things aren't often just black and white. I can be a bit snippy, but can also turn around and realize I'm wrong and apologize. I'm big on communication and talking things out. I have "groups" that I'm friendly with (choose one of many - April 2008 Moms, Foodies, Foodies-that-take-too-many-pictures-of-food, Moms of older kids, Members Against Triffle and Balling your Eyes Out...) that I will always be close to.

But I've been asked a few times now about how I will change if I become moderator. Some of you may think my changing would be GREAT. I haven't heard from you all. ;)

My response? I don't think I will. I've been part of this group, in all forms, for almost a decade. I've grown from the women (and men) here. I've learned about me - the good and the not-so-flattering. I've learned about how to be a better me. I still think I have a lot to learn about myself as life situations change, but the foundation of me, that has taken a decade to form - I figure it's about done.

So, rest assured those who expressed concern that I'd change my style. It's my style. It doesn't mean I can't continue to learn from the vast experiences of the membership here. A change in job description may alter how often I bite my tongue (although it gets plenty bloody now - MUCH more so than it used to), but it doesn't change who I am. I don't expect people to vote for me based on what they want me to be, but rather, based on who I am right now. Good and not so great.


  1. Don't go changin' to try and please me...I love you just the wayyyyy you arrrrrre......

  2. Are you singing Billy Joel to me, or is that your guess? ;) (p.s. wrong song, but I like the way you think! Hee hee)

  3. Nope, not my guess. Just a random outburst of song. :D

  4. And that's why I love you, Biz. Billy Joel and all.